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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784 (Corner of 9th & H Streets)
+1 202-408-1600
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family of four, with two teens, had a great dinner early on a Saturday night. We were greeted cordially and the excellent service extended to the wait staff. Our waitress was great. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the tuna ceviche, "trip to havana" (cuban sandwich), seafood paella, vaca frita, and a shrimp dish. The portions were good... More 

Thank plazb
Foster City, California
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked by the night before and looked at the menu. We were intrigued by the food. So we booked on Open Table. It was within walking distance of the Marriot Marguis. Once inside it looks like an outdoor plaza - somewhat Disneylike. However the food and service were fabulous. Their specialty was mojitos or sangria and one person opted... More 

Thank Martha B
Gatineau, Canada
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248 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and drinks! I loved the Caribbean decor! Friendly service too! I really enjoyed this place and would certainly go back!

Thank Lynn B
Singapore, Singapore
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its my first time trying Cuban cuisine at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. The food was enjoyable and the ambience was great!

Thank TOH_TB
Herndon, Virginia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great brunch Menu all you can eat for $29 USD, also the choice for all you can drink Mimosas. The place is also great for Salsa dancing on Fridays and Saturdays....Daniel the manager was great, thank you.

Thank G0nzalez
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked reservations online, got a great table, last-minute..... food was fantastic and love the feel of the place!

Thank Deanna T
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in DC and have the opportunity to eat at Cuba Libre, do not hesitate because this restaurant is the real deal. From the fresh ceviche to the roast pork and the Cuban sandwich, the flavors are authentic and will make you crave for more. The Mojitos are exquisite and and the staff is very attentive. They have... More 

Thank Bluwaterdreamer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Cuba Libre- the first was with a large business group. This time, just my husband and I for dinner. The food here is outstanding- we loved everything that came to our table. However, our server was not attentive or friendly, and there were some real gaps in service. Perhaps better training or management oversight... More 

Thank Marsha M
Amnon P, General Manager at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, responded to this review

Dear Marsha Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am delighted to hear that you loved the food and thank you so much for providing us with feedback. However, we are sorry to hear your service experience was less than stellar and we would like to further engage you and learn more about what happened.... More 

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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been taken here by to locals with Latin American routes, I was confident that Cuba 🇨🇺 Libre wouldn't disappoint. Menu is comprehensive and the cocktails delicious ( if a tad strong ) I can imagine many a 'happy' reveller here later in the evening.

Thank 763Kiwi_traveller007
Avon, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the hostess to the servers, everyone is friendly and knowledgeable. Food is excelente! Brunch menu has more choices than you could possibly try. Beautiful dining room, great food and amazing people! One of our favorites in D.C. A must visit for culinary satisfaction.

Thank DonQuiSchloate

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 9th St NW, Penn Quarter, Washington DC, DC 20001-4784
    (Corner of 9th & H Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Two Blocks away from Chinatown Metro Stop (Red, Yellow, Green Lines). Four Blocks from Metro Center Stop (Orange & Blue Lines)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-408-1600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?